The first Transcarpathian victim of the Ukrainian civil war was buried in Beregszász

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Nineteen-year-old Roland Popovich whose mother was Hungarian was buried with military honors on Monday in Beregszász. The 19-year-old soldier of the Ukrainian army lost his life this past weekend in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk.

The final farewell took place in Beregszász urban community center according to Orthodox ceremony celebrated partially in Hungarian. The Munkács 128 motorized brigade contract soldier was killed while performing combat duties near the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk said Beregszász mayor Zoltán Babji.

The 1994-born Roland Popovich was killed Saturday by a sniper bullet in the outskirts of Luhansk. The funeral has been attended by Transcarpathia County Governor Valery Lunchenko and Colonel Ivan Vasilcjun the Transcarpathian military commander of the Ukrainian army as well. About two thousand people attended the funeral.

Hungary has been represented by István Tóth Beregszász Hungarian Consul General.

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